NBA 50th Anniversary 1996-1997 – NBA at 50 Champions Jerseys (Part 1)

During during the 1997-97 seasons, the NBA marked its 50th anniversary. The purpose of the NBA was to draw attention to the NBA’s history and early teams and stars. best replica nba jerseys The NBA wasn’t like the NFL or MLB, where younger fans know the older famous players. It had seen an increase in the popularity of its players during it’s 1980s (Larry Bird & Magic Johnson) and the 1990s (Michael Jordan and the Bulls) However, these current superstars overshadowed stars of earlier. During the 80s and early 90s the league was looking to the future and transforming into a global brand, and thus didn’t take time to reflect on the past. At the beginning of the 1990s, children like me didn’t know who Bill Russell was, Jerry West and Oscar Robertson were, nor were they aware about the ABA.